Original Joe’s is a Restaurant and Bar located on Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver. We came here to try a few of the new menu items that have some out this fall.
I’ve seen Original Joe’s around but haven’t made a visit till now.
The interior is just like a bar with screens all over to watch the game. It was dimly lit, but it set the mood. We did notice this place was super clean. The space is still pretty new as it hasn’t been at this location too long.
Guilt & Honey has buffalo trace boubon, amaro, honey syrup, lemon juice and lemon bitters.
Original Joe’s Blonde Lager is a nice light beer that is well balanced. Not too hoppy.
El Diabla is a mix of jalapeno, tequila and other ingredients.
Dynamite Tempura Shrimp is topped with a spicy chili aioli, unagi sauce & togarashi. I really enjoyed this dish. It has a good amount of shrimp and the batter is just the right thickness, so it has a nice crunch.
Bacon Jalapeno Mac & Cheese has chopped bacon, jalapenos & a blend of cheeses; topped with parmesan panko bread crumb. This was ok, but I wish it was more cheesey.
A.C.E Cheese Burger has two thinly pressed beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle & house made burger sauce. I liked how the patties are griddled and not grilled to retain more moisture. The sandwich also comes with 2 choice of sides, so we went with the mixed green salad and homecut fries with dill sauce.
I’m really surprised that it came with 2 sides as it adds variety to the meal.
It was pretty good for a classic cheese burger.The 2 thin patties that sandwiched the cheese was so good.
The Grilled Cheese Burger has garlic grilled french bread, cheddar, swiss & provolone cheese; with peppered bacon, shredded lettuce, tomato & a stack of crisp fried onions. You also get 2 sides too. We went with the poutine and caesar salad. Good, but we all still preferred the A.C.E Burger.
Overall, you can’t go wrong with a beer or cocktail with their A.C.E Burger.
We Rate Original Joe’s:
294 Robson Street, Vancouver